WARREN, N.J. & CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions (AHS), one of the nation’s top 10 providers of medical billing and practice management services for physicians, today announced a new partnership with Kaplan University, Hagerstown, which allows top performing Kaplan Health Information Technology and Medical Billing and Coding students to participate in AHS’ compliance training modules to enhance their industry certifications and job prospects post-graduation.
Currently, all AHS employees participate in these training programs, which provide a comprehensive overview of important compliance topics in medical billing and practice management. Beginning in the Fall 2011, Kaplan students will also be eligible to participate in this training. The training program will consist of six modules, with each comprehensive overviews lasting several hours. Eligible Kaplan students will receive a certificate of completion once they finish the modules and AHS has approved the results.
Kaplan students will be able to take advantage of AHS’ expertise in two major areas: professional compliance and HIPAA compliance. As part of the professional compliance curriculum, students will gain insight on fraud awareness, coding and documentation, and referral guidelines. Kaplan students who participate in HIPAA compliance training will learn HIPAA awareness, privacy rules, protected health information, patient rights, and administrative, physical and technical safeguards.
“We’ve been lucky to have the opportunity to meet with and hire some of Kaplan’s most talented graduates recently, and our continued growth allows us the chance to further this relationship, as we look to add more than 75 team members in the coming years,” says Brice Voithofer, vice president, anesthesia and ASC services. “Kaplan University provides its students with a comprehensive education, allowing AHS to hire from a strong talent pool. Having students participate in this compliance training with AHS employees is just the first step in identifying future candidates who may have an interest in working with us.”
In June, AHS was named Kaplan University’s Employer at the Year. Announced at the University’s 81st Commencement Ceremony on June 18, Voithofer was on-hand to accept the award on behalf of AHS’ 70 employees in the surrounding counties.
“AHS has been in the Chambersburg area for the past 25 years, and several Kaplan alumni work out of their Chambersburg location,” says W. Christopher Motz, president of the Kaplan University, Hagerstown campus. “This partnership builds on the already-extensive education and training our students receive, and we look forward to future opportunities for partnership with AHS. This is truly a great contribution to the community where our students and alumni live and work.”
About AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions (AHS)
AHS is a leading provider of physician billing and practice management services and software to hospital-based physician groups, large office-based physician practices, and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC’s) throughout the United States. AHS’ state-of-the-art technology efficiently collects patient demographic and clinical information and speeds the reimbursement of third-party claims and patient payments, enabling physicians and providers to maximize revenue and decrease their billing and practice management costs, frequently in dramatic ways. The AHS commitment to clients is “More money, faster. Practice financial data, available anytime, anywhere. Regulatory compliance, built-in. And, Client First service.” AHS is an IBM Business Partner for physician billing solutions. www.ahsrcm.com.
About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves more than 53,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.
Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education, which serves more than 78,000 students online and through more than 70 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan Higher Education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan Higher Education is part of Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), and its largest division. For more information about Kaplan University, visit http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu.
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